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Sunday, 5 July 2015

Stencil Sunday #1 July

Good afternoon all.

I'm very excited to be sharing my first mixed media design team post for the Stencil Sunday challenge at STAMPlorations.

My 4x4 canvas was coated with lime Fresco Finish paint using a brayer to apply. I then used the brayer to add versamark ink and heat embossed with mint EP. I used versamark again through the Confetti Circles stencil and heat embossed with pink EP. Texture paste was used with the Nestled Circles stencil. The bird is from Some Birds stencil and I've used sparkle medium and a bead for his eye. Various stamps from the Mixed Media Grunge set were stamped in Archival  inks. Sentiment was stamped on tissue paper and attached with gel medium.

Challenge rules:
  • Your project(s) can be anything mixed media except a card (so no cards, please!).
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s).
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts.
  • Display the challenge graphic below in your post and link back to this post (not just the main blog).
  • Link up by July 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7).

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the design team's inspiration, you won't be disappointed.

Challenges entered:
That Craft Place - anything mixed media
Let's Craft and Create - birds or butterflies
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - anything goes


  1. Brilliant DT debut creation Carol the techniques you used sound awesome and achieved a brilliant effect a super make.
    lorraine x

  2. OOOh I do like this Carol - I enlarged it to get a closer look because I was intrigued. Absolutely beautiful and something I have been meaning to do for ages but I always talk my way out of it somehow - I haven't a clue why! I really must have a go because this looks sooo good. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  3. Hi Carol

    Trying hard to do a bit of catching up in blogland .. .. and not getting very far LOL!!

    I have been looking back on what I have been missing on your blog and have to admit to being slightly envious of your Christmas cards and ticker factory stats. You are already over half way where you want to be!! I haven't made one yet this year :-(

    Life here has been super busy wedding wise and left me with hardly any time for blog posting and visiting. But thank you for your visits and comments - I do appreciate them.

    Hope you have had a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  4. A brilliant canvas Carol, lovely colours and texture, a great first project.

  5. so many interesting techniques all giving your canvas such texture....great! xxxxx

  6. Fabulous Carol! Love the sweet bird and awesome background!~kim

  7. magical make - love this carol xx

  8. Brilliant, love it
    Patricia x

  9. Fabulous canvas Carol, love the confetti stencil, and your colours are lovely, just love it all, hugs Kate x

  10. Love that lime background and the mix of colors, Carol! Wonderful design!

  11. That is fabulous Carol! Love the colours you've used and I am going to have to ask you about how you use a brayer to add paint?! Will pester you when you return and will try to get a little something or other created and entered into the challenge too Karen xx

  12. Well hello gorgeousness!!! This is really cool and dark at the same time. Love the inky background!

  13. Brilliant design Carol, saw this on the blog and was so impressed with your skills.xx

  14. A great mixed media canvas Carol, I love how you've created the background.

    Hugs Erika. x

  15. What a lovely idea! Its fantastic Carol :)
    Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Lets Craft & Create

    Mary DT

  16. Very cool. I LOVE the birdie! Hugs, Susanne.

  17. Fabulous have a great holiday x

  18. love the sparkling bird and all that texture you added to your canvas

  19. A beautiful canvas...loving the background...its gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us this month over at Rhedd's Creative Challenge...x

  20. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 103, Hazel, DT – hope to see you again soon. x

  21. Great canvas - love the colour combination and sparkly bird !! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Mirror Crack'd....Esther xx

  22. A lovely canvas, very sweet little bird. Thank you so much for joining in the challenge at The Mirror Crack'd and happy crafting, Angela x

  23. Darling Carol here we are again with another of your masterpieces love it. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit
    DT The Mirror Crack'd
    DT Anything but a Card

  24. Gorgeous mixed media canvas. Thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place. Nicola X

  25. I love the colours and all of the texture. Thank you for joining us at The Mirror Crack'd.

  26. Now you got me singin that old song Carol... Oh happy day.... hehehehe. Your creation is lovely - love the sparkle! j.

  27. Fabulous design Carol. It's petite but really packs a punch!

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us

    The Mirror Crack'd


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